Relax with MUSE meditation

Exams started on Monday, but the Library is here for you with some relaxation sessions using the brain-sensing MUSE headbands. We’re running these sessions every evening between 4:30 and 5:30 PM until Friday (19th Jan) in the Main Library, Ground Floor Seminar Room. If you’d like to explore the benefits of guided meditation, then drop … Continue reading Relax with MUSE meditation

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Reducing the stress of perfectionism

Do you have trouble with setting high and unachievable standards? Do you find yourself struggling to live up to your own expectations? Originally I was quite apprehensive about this workshop. I know that I'm a perfectionist and that this can be a very annoying characteristic, as well as something which makes me frequently very stressed, … Continue reading Reducing the stress of perfectionism

Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

After being part of the Student Team for two months and helping out with the MLE workshops for about the same amount of time I decided it was time to go and experience one from a student perspective. I now wish I had done that sooner! As the name, Challenging unhelpful thinking habits, suggests, this … Continue reading Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

Mindfulness for relaxation

Have you ever started eating a bag of crisps, taken a couple of bites, then noticed all you had left was an empty packet in your hand? Or been driving somewhere and arrived at your destination only to realise you remember nothing about your journey?  Our busy lives mean it is easy for us to lose … Continue reading Mindfulness for relaxation

Assistive software: Work better

Assistive software comes in lots of shapes and forms and it’s more accessible than ever. You’ve probably used it, whether or not you thought of it that way. The most common (but perhaps not obvious) examples would be things like spellcheck and predictive text. Virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google's Assistant are everywhere … Continue reading Assistive software: Work better

Making the Most of University Facilities: Sport and Fitness

It’s important to make the most of your university experience, and the best way to do this is by taking advantage of everything the University has to offer! This doesn’t just mean academic opportunities, but health and fitness too. This blog post aims to give you some ideas of what you can do outside of … Continue reading Making the Most of University Facilities: Sport and Fitness

How to develop skills and have fun at uni: goal-scoring tips!

Did you know, in a recent survey conducted by the Institute of Directors, 65% of directors rated employability skills as more important than specific academic knowledge? That’s a considerable percentage! And the good news? Those employability skills aren’t as hard to gain as you may think. Clubs and societies are not only a fantastic way … Continue reading How to develop skills and have fun at uni: goal-scoring tips!